in my recent quest for a Jazz style fiver in my favorite combination of Ash and Maple, i had a chance to reacquire and this bass and after spending some time with the J retro and adjusting the pickup gain settings in the preamp, I am very happy to have her back. Something about a good Jazz style bass. The neck and body are USACG ( thanks , Tommy!!) the pickups are DiMarzio Ultra Jazz , Hipshot Hardware and Carey Nordstrand assembled it. Now I'm getting a bug to do another with a different setup.